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Williams, Collins lead new-look Razorbacks

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FAYETTEVILLE, AR (AP) - Arkansas needed one game to show the running game is back in style under new coach Bret Bielema.

The Razorbacks (1-0) rushed for 292 yards in a season-opening win over Louisiana-Lafayette (0-1), led by a combined 282 yards on the ground from running backs Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins.

The rushing yardage was the most Arkansas had gained in a game since a 326-yard effort against Texas-El Paso in 2010. That was under former coach Bobby Petrino, whose quick passing trigger is nothing like what Arkansas showed on Saturday under Bielema.

Williams had 151 yards rushing, while Collins finished with 131, and to become the first Razorbacks duo to top the 100-yard rushing mark in the same game since Darren McFadden and Felix Jones in 2007.

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